Enhancing water related research and education throughout Illinois


Water Resources Research Act Program

National Competitive Grants Program

by 5pm Central Time, Monday, March 16, 2020

Applications due: February 28, 2020

Deadline Extended! Now due February 3, 2020

2020 Water Use Data and Research Program

Call for proposals for Cooperative Agreements

Close Date: January 30, 2020

What we do

As a part of the Prairie Research Institute, the Illinois Water Resources Center works with scientists, water professionals, and communities to address the state’s water resource challenges.

About Us

The Illinois Water Resources Center is one of 54 federally-funded water research institutes in the United States.

Success Stories

Congratulations on receiving the UCOWR Early Career Award for Applied Research for 2019.
Dr. Ashlynn S. Stillwell
Assistant Professor
Congratulations on receiving First Place recipient of the UCOWR 2019 Ph.D. Dissertation Award for Water Policy and Socio-Economics.
Dr. Christopher M. Chini
Research Scholar


Using bioavailability to assess pyrethroid insecticide toxicity in urban sediments

Dr. Michael Lydy

Redefine Droughts in the U.S. Corn Belt

– Dr. Kaiyu Guan and Mr. Hyungsuk Kim